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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Aug 9, 2007 5:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hey jerry

hey jerry 12 years have now gone by my how time must be getting a good laugh about all the fuss made about you since you checked out that early august morning.people tell me to move along son go see this band,this guy is a young jerry.blah,blah, you could be replaced,fools i say..fools.old man kesey was right about that golden silence it still lingers to this day and i still see no end in sight.lucky for us you left us with a treasure chest of golden notes that to this day still sound new and alive and will be in the years to come.thanks for the tunes and the story telling of hunter's words.your gone but not forgotten.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 9, 2007 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey jerry

Tiger...Thanks as always for the fine photo on this day of rememberance. Here's the word from Dylan on losing Jerry... other than Hunters eulogy, this was probably the most well said;

"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep."